General Reference





E-books – A brief list of some of the legitimate free e-book websites.

Government Websites (Domestic & Foreign) – A small list of government website I refer to.

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
  • European PatentsEuropean Patents. (In English)
  • Gateway NLM Search – Search multiple NLM resources including, but not limited to: NLM catalog, Medline/PubMed, Toxline subset, and Clinical
  • Find and Apply for federal government grants.
  • IRS Publications Online This links to a list of tax code documents such as Medical, Farming, etc.
  • Japanese Patents – A searchable database of Japanese patents. (In English)
  • National Institutes for Health An excellent website for authoritative health information.
  • National Library of Health FAQ – Frequently Asked Reference Questions for patients and caregivers.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook This website describes the training/education, earnings, job prospects and work lives for hundreds of different types of jobs.
  • Statistical Abstracts – “The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.”
  • U.S. Patent Office – Search, view, or find out how to submit a patent in the U.S.? There is even a free plugin that allows you to download and print a patent one page at a time.
  • One stop shopping to federal government websites.



Multi-Subject Reference Sites

Other Resources For Librarians

Podcast Resources

Science (Tidbits not found in the subject specific guides.)

Writing Guides